Alamance County Sheriff's Department deputies in North Carolina shared a racist video game called Border Patrol via email, claims the U.S. Justice Department.
The U.S. Justice Department says the video game is part of an ongoing pattern of racism by Sheriff Terry S. Johnson's department, which has allegedly been detaining and arresting Hispanic drivers without probable cause, noted WMFY News 2 (video below).
The game encourages players shoot Mexican people entering the United States illegally, including children and pregnant women.
“Captain Mario Wiley emailed several other ACSO employees a link to a game premised on shooting stereotypical Mexican figures, including pregnant women and children, as they attempt to cross the U.S. border," the Associated Press reports that the U.S. Justice Department stated. "Blood splatters on the screen as the figures are shot, and the final screen of the game shows how many ‘wetbacks’ one has killed.”
The U.S. Justice Department also claims Johnson failed to discipline Wiley in an example of "a total lack of discipline for expressing anti-Latino sentiment."
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In December 2013, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Johnson after two studies found that Hispanic drivers were six times more likely to be stopped by law enforcement in Alamance County.
The feds also state that deputies told each other racist jokes via email while discussing the video game.